23 Book Lover Quotes For Serious Bookworms

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” — Jhumpa Lahiri

“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.” — Louis L’Amour

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” — Stephen King

“Books break the shackles of time – proof that humans can work magic.” — Carl Sagan

"Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper.” -— David Quammen

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” — William Styron

“I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.” — Emma Thompson

“Books are mirrors: You only see in them what you already have inside you.” — Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world.” — Jeanette Winterson

“I love the sound of the pages flicking against my fingers. Print against fingerprints. Books make people quiet, yet they are so loud.” — Nnedi Okorafor

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” — Jorge Luis Borges

“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” — Diane Duane

"When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature.” — Maya Angelou

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” — Ernest Hemingway

“Some like to believe it’s the book that chooses the person.” — Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” — Mark Twain

“Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.” — Jim Bishop

“The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.” — W. Somerset Maugham

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” — Anna Quindlen

“Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled 'This could change your life'.” — Helen Exley

“Books are the best type of the influence of the past.” — William Wordsworth

“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” — Marcel Proust

“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” — Alan Bennett